Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service News

Aladtec’s Scheduling And Workforce Management Software Aids EMS In Rotational Overtime

The newest enhancement to Aladtec's scheduling and workforce management software allows managers to automatically build and cycle through a list of members, offering only the appropriate individual the opportunity to work an extra shift. Entitled "staggered Coverage Notifications" in the system, the feature "allows services to easily stagger their Coverage Alerts, automatically ensuring compliance with union/service rules for who to notify in what order," said Product Manager Jaimie Hammond, a...

Fire Brigades Union General Secretary Highlights 2007 As The Worst Year For Firefighter Deaths

The report highlights severe problems with use of breathing apparatus and inadequate training Clifford Cox, 53, collapsed on Saturday at his fire station in Staines, Surrey, from which hundreds of people have been evacuated by the fire service after the recent floods. Colleagues tried in vain to resuscitate Mr Cox, who had served in Surrey Fire & Rescue Service (FRS) for 25 years. Detectives from North Surrey CID were called to Staines Fire Station following his sudden de...

Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service Takes Delivery Of Vimpex’s Two Canguro SceneStar LED Lighting Units

One Vimpex LED Power Unit will give approximately 3.5 hours of light Warwickshire Fire & Rescue service has taken delivery of two new Canguro SceneStar LED Lighting units from Vimpex Limited. The unique scene lighting equipment incorporates a trolley-mounted 14,000 Lumen LED lighting head, 4.5 m telescopic pneumatic mast and Vimpex’s specially developed LED Power Unit. Easily wheeled into position, quickly deployed, erected and powered up by one person, the Canguro...

New Automatic Fire Alarm Plans Face Criticism From Councillors

Warwickshire's firefighters response to fire alarms will lead to more fire risks Councillor Tony Lloyd has voiced his fears that it will be the most vulnerable that will suffer, as automatic fire alarms are often fitted in elderly residency. Lives will be put at risk if fire services change the way they respond to automatic call-outs, Councillors in Nuneaton and Bedworth have suggested. In attempts to cut back on false alarms, Warwickshire Fire Service has said they will not...

FBU Protests Against Downsizing Of Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Services

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service proposals would bring down safety and security measures   Warwickshire FBU Officials are planning branch meetings across the county to gauge members' response to plans to close three fire stations. The move follows last weeks decision by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Authority to close Studley, Warwick and Brinklow stations and replace a whole time day crewing appliance with a small fires unit. The Fire Authority met in full on 2...

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